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About Durgapur



Durgapur is a city of the state of West Bengal, India, located about 160 km from Kolkata, in the Burdwan District. It was a dream child of the great visionary Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the second chief minister of the state. The well laid out industrial township, designed by Joseph Allen Stein and Benjamin Polk is home to one of the largest industrial units in the state, Durgapur Steel Plant, one of the integrated steel plants of Steel Authority of India Limited. Alloy Steels Plant of SAIL and CMERI, a CSIR laboratory, are also here. There are three numbers of power plants (DPL,DVC,NSPCL), chemical and engineering industries etc. Some metallurgical units have come up in recent years. The National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (earlier known as Durgapur Regional Engineering College [REC]) is one of the most prominent seats of the Indian Central Government's Engineering and Technological Education and one power engineering college (govt.)and two pribate engineering college. (B.C.Roy & Bengal Eng.)There also three degree college. Durgapur is, also, termed as the commercial capital of Rarh region